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Rabies
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often spread through infected saliva from wild animals by a bite or scratch. The most common carriers of rabies are skunks, bats, raccoons, coyotes, raccoons, but all mammals are susceptible to infections, including both you and your pets. 

Be cautious of animals that exhibit signs of rabies, such as disoriented, fearful, aggressive, excessive drooling, or difficulty swallowingGenerally, a lack of fear of humans is also unusual behavior for wild animals. Report stray or ill animals to animal control by calling 303.438.6400 and protect your pets and livestock by keeping rabies vaccinations up-to-date. 


Check box heading icon Protect Yourself, Your Pet, and Your Community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  IMMUNIZE
Vaccinate your pets through your local veterinarian, humane society, or animal shelter.

EDUCATE
Educate family, friends and neighbors to not allow their animals to roam freely. Teach children to enjoy wild animals from a distance. Never feed or handle wildlife even if they appear friendly.

PREPARE
Take additional precautions when camping, hunting or fishing. Avoid sleeping on the ground without the protection of a closed tent or camper. Keep your pets on a leash and do not let them wander.

REPORT
Report stray animals or if your pet is bitten to the Broomfield Animal Control, 303.438.6400. If you are bitten, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water and call your physician immediately.

 

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  Animal Control
Non-emergency
303.438.6400  
 















 My Pet got a Rabies Shot
 
Animal Control
Emergency
911
  Public Health and Environment
Health Protection
720.887.2220
  Open Space
Wildlife Masters Volunteer Program
303.464.5554
  ID and License
FREE Broomfield Rabies tag
303.469.3301
  General Information, COHELP
Colorado Department of Public Health
and Environment 
877.462.2911

Contact your local veterinarian for wellness care and rabies vaccination.